Mycelo's Weapon Enhancement

I made this mod to have another trip in DooM3 official levels with better weapons and effects, but without messing around the coherency of t...

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I made this mod to have another trip in DooM3 official levels with better weapons and effects, but without messing around the coherency of the game as most mods do. I tried to make the weapons look, sound and feel more powerful, however, the overall difficult level wasn't changed too much. There's no magic powers, super weapons or exaggerated dramatizations. Nothing seems out-of-place. All weapons keep their original behaviour along with newer features. All parameters were cautiously tested and adjusted to keep the general balance.

This is a single-player mod, intended to be played with the original levels. It doesn't work properly in multiplayer. It may not work properly combined with other mods and expansions (official or not). It requires DooM3 1.3 for Windows and may not work on other versions.

Before installing, please check this website for updates:
http://www.geocities.com/mycelo/wem

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Features:
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- New weapon sounds.
- New weapon skins.
- New visual effects.
- Secondary trigger (AKA alt-fire).
- Super Shotgun.
- Plasma Railgun.
- Target locking rockets.
- Proximity mines.
- Remotely-detonated mines.
- Motion-detection radar.
- Increased muzzle flash.
- Chambering pistol with flashlight.
- Four fire modes for machinegun.
- Sniper with view zooming.
- Accelerating chaingun.
- Increased kickback.
- True Recoil (TM).
- Iterruptible reloading.

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Changes over v1.05:
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- New gamex86.dll (Windows, 1.3), to provide a secondary trigger to weapons.
- Alt-fire key binding added to controls config screen.
- Hunting Gun renamed to Boomstick.
- Changed the switch order of the Boomstick, now it's the third weapon.
- Increased slightly the damage of the Chaingun and UAC Shotgun.
- Machinegun switches to fire-mode with the alt-fire button.
- Machinegun sniper fire-mode automatically zooms the player view.
- Proximity mines are remotely detonated with the alt-fire button.
- Plasmagun alt-fire switches between Burst and Beam. The plasma beam has a blue railgun effect and sound, can instant kill anything smaller than an Imp and go through bodies. It requires a little while before being fired again and consume 10 ammo units, meaning 5 shots per clip.
- Boomstick alt-fire fires only one shell at once, and can only be reloaded when empty.
- Added slow-moving target-locking rockets. Hold the trigger of the Rocketlauncher to enable a laser sight which will lock on targets. You hear a beep when you get a lock. Release the trigger to fire or keep holding to cancel. If by some reason the rocket get no target, it behaves erratically and sometimes can go after you.
- Rocketlauncher alt-fire unleashes all loaded rockets in an unstoppable succession.
- Lowered kickback of the machinegun bullets.
- New models for ammo items, backpack and body-armor.
- Fixed reloading sound of pistol and rocket-launcher that keep playing when reload was cancelled.
- Increased pistol flashlight's battery duration.

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MYCELO'S WEAPON ENHANCEMENT MOD FOR DooM3 v1.07 - THE WAY DEMONS ARE MEANT TO BE BEATEN
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DETAILED FEATURES
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FLASHLIGHT

Slightly improved skin.
It can be turned off with the alt-fire button.  


PISTOL

Nicer look.
Improved muzzle flash.
Properly wound decals.
Interruptible reload animation.
Does not gib zombies.
It's semi-automatic and shoots almost as fast as you click.
If you click and hold, it chambers up to 6 bullets, which are fired when you release it, ala Robocop. A full chamber can easily kill an Imp.
The more bullets you chamber, greater will be the spread.
The more bullets you chamber, slightly powerful will be each one.
Alt-fire turns the flashlight, which is tight and weak, and lasts about 2 minutes.
Switch to another weapon to recharge the flashlight's battery.  


UAC SHOTGUN

Shiny graphite tint.
Improved shooting sound.
Improved muzzle flash.
Improved victim kickback.
Recoil makes the player backpedal a bit.
Ejected brass comes out rotating with smoke.
Pellets spark in contact and leave scorch marks on the walls.
Tracer effects with whizzing sound.
Does not gib zombies.
Properly wound decals.
Bullets burn the victim's flesh, causing smoke.
Loads only one shell at once when reloading.
Tightened spread, less pellets per shell.
Now it's a medium-range weapon, but maybe as not as deadly.
Very effective with anything weaker than an Imp.
No action for the alt-fire yet (need ideas).  


BOOMSTICK (AKA Super Shotgun)

Plastic handle.
Improved muzzle flash.
Improved victim kickback.
Shakes the view when shot.
Recoil makes the player backpedal a bit.
Ejected brass comes out rotating with smoke.
Interruptible reload animation.
Pellets spark in contact and leave scorch marks on the walls.
Tracer effects with whizzing sound.
Does not gib zombies.
Properly wound decals.
Bullets burn the victim's flesh, causing smoke.
Only really effective as a short-range weapon, but extremely lethal.
Alt-fire shoots only one shell at once.
Can only be reloaded when empty.  


MACHINEGUN

Improved bump-mapping.
Improved muzzle flash.
Improved victim kickback.
Improved firing sounds.
Interruptible reload animation.
Does not gib zombies.
Properly wound decals.
Alt-fire switches the fire-mode between Auto, Swift, Burst and Sniper.
Auto is exactly like the vanilla weapon.
Swift improves the fire-rate, but can jam the weapon.
Burst releases 3 rounds with improved accuracy and slightly more damage.
Sniper zooms the view and has slower fire-rate, perfect accuracy and greater damage.
 


HANDGRENADE (or Proximity Mine)

Nicer skin.
Bounciness tweaked to make it heavier.
Does not gib zombies.
Handgrenade button is a toggle like the flashlight.
Low-ammo alarm is played when last grenade is dispatched.
Removed lag to throw a grenade immediately after selecting it (interruptible draw animation).
Grenade has a electric explosion effect, sound changed accordingly.
If you click and hold, it will be thrown and explode on contact with anything.
The longer you hold, greater will be its travel speed.
If you hold it for more than 3 seconds, it explodes killing the player.
If you click without holding, it rolls on the floor and will act as a proximity or remote mine.
Proximity mines are activated only when it stops moving, and will beep and emit a small green light.
Proximity mines spring and explode when any character, including the player, pass near it.
Proximity mines self-destruct after 30 seconds.
Alt-fire remotely detonate the oldest active proximity mine.
Proximity mines detonate each other when near enough, creating devastating chain reactions.
If you dispatch more than 5 proximity mines, the oldest active mine will self-destruct.  


CHAINGUN

Improved bump-mapping.
Improved muzzle flash.
Improved victim kickback.
Improved firing sounds.
Interruptible reload animation.
Does not gib zombies.
Properly wound decals.
Bullets burn the victim's flesh, causing smoke.
Shakes the view when shooting.
Ejected brass comes out rotating with smoke.
Tracer effects with whizzing sound.
Pellets spark in contact and leave scorch marks on the walls.
Accelerating spin speed by holding the trigger.
Recoil and spread increases with spin speed.
More rounds per belt (90), slightly less damage per round.
Barrel keeps spinning when ammo depleted.
No action for the alt-fire yet (need ideas).  


PLASMAGUN

Improved bump-mapping.
Improved muzzle flash.
Improved victim kickback.
Barely noticeable futuristic idle sound.
Glows blue in the dark.
Interruptible reload animation.
Both fire modes gib zombies.
Properly wound decals.
Bursts burn the victim's flesh, causing smoke.
Bursts leave blue scorch marks on the walls.
A radar on the LCD screen shows moving bodies.
Alt-fire switches between Plasma Burst and Plasma Beam on-the-fly.
Plasma Beam consumes 10 plasma units (5 shots per canister).
Plasma Beam can go through bodies and instantly kill most enemies.
Plasma Beam needs a little while before being fired again.  


ROCKET-LAUNCHER

Improved bump-mapping.
Improved muzzle flash.
Improved victim kickback.
Improved explosion effect and sound.
Interruptible reload animation.
Added muzzle smoke.
Recoil makes the player backpedal a bit.
Does not gib zombies.
Properly wound decals.
A direct-hit burns the victim's flesh, causing smoke.
Rocket lights up its surroundings when flying.
Explosion leave a big scorch mark on the walls.
Holding the fire button enables the laser sight which locks on moving bodies.
Releasing the fire button fires a slow-moving rocket that homes on the target.
A homing rocket that has no target will behave erratically. Be warned.
Alt-fire fires all the loaded rockets in an unstoppable succession.  


BIG FREAKING GUN (BFG)

Improved bump-mapping.
Barely noticeable futuristic idle sound.
Improved muzzle flash.
Improved victim kickback.
Shakes the view when shot.
Gibs zombies.
Properly wound decals.
A direct-hit burns the victim's flesh, causing smoke.
Recoil makes the player backpedal a bit.
Energy ball lights up its surroundings when flying.
Energy ball travels slower with more charge.
Energy ball emits smoke trail.
Explosion lighting, sound and scorch effects vary with the charge.  


CHAINSAW

Volume of idle sound lowered.
Gibs zombies.
Glows slightly red when in use.  


SOULCUBE

Changed skin colors.
Glows blue when flying.  


OTHER WEAPON-WISE FEATURES
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Changed the controls config screen to bind the Boomstick and the weapons' alt-fire.

There's no fists anymore. It was replaced by the Boomstick, which you'll always have. A good doomguy would never leave home without his toy. ;)

If auto-reload is enabled (default), weapons will be reloaded when the last round is fired and when you try to shoot an empty clip. It also reloads if idle for a few seconds.  


FEATURES NOT RELATED TO WEAPONS
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Demons' burnaway effect still occurs, but each monster body will wait a random interval between 10 and 20 seconds to disappear. Keeping the corpses forever is a bad idea since they hinder the performance (specially when piled) and can get in the way of moveable things like doors and lifts, even forcing you to reload the current level.
Improved light effects of the projectile of some demons (namely imp, cacodemon, mancubus, hellknight and revenant).
Particle trail for cacodemon's fireball.
Smoke trail for mancubus' and revenant's rockets.
Increased muzzle flash of zombie marines' weapons.
Increased blood.
Decals, blood, gore, ejected brass and debris stay longer (30 seconds).
Reworked zombie security AI. Shotgun guy runs more, shield guy crouches more, among several fine tunings.
Zombies' UAC shotgun has the same properties of the player's one, watch out.
Added smoke+sparks+scorch effect for bullet impact of commando's chaingun and zsec's shotgun.
Now all enemy marines and commandos have bullet tracers, with appropriate whizzing sound.
Enemies have more diversified ranks, leading to slightly more confronts between themselves.
New weapon sounds were applied to zombies' weapons as well.
First-person blood.
Replaced some sounds for player death and pain.
Other little changes that I forgot to mention.  


REQUIREMENTS
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DooM3 for Windows patched up to v1.3.
A machine capable of running this game smoothly at least at 800x600.
A video-card compliant hardware-wise with DirectX 9 is advisable.
All visual effects enabled.
Don't play this mod combined with other mods and/or expansions. Keep it always in a separate folder.
EAX Advanced HD is not recommended to be enabled.  


KNOWN ISSUES
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Enemy corpses may act weird. This is not my fault, ragdoll physics of this game aren't the best out there.

If you're having slowdowns, try out the known tweaks and/or disable projectile lights. In addition, contact me explaining your problem thoroughly, describing your system specs.

Avoid merging with any other mods, but if you do, make sure both mods don't change the same .def or .script files. Skin, sound and model packs should work.

Due to code changes, when using this mod or updating its version, all previous savegames will be restarted from the beginning of the current level. To avoid crashes, always load the autosave of the levels that you saved before installing or updating this mod.

This is a single-player mod, some features may not fully work in multiplayer.

May not work propery with any version of DooM3 but 1.3.

Sounds may be messed up if EAX Advanced HD is enabled.

You'll have the Boomstick even on places where you're not supposed to have weapons, like in the beginning of Mars City and Hell. Therefore you can kill key NPCs that will magically be alive later.

Berserk power won't work properly since there's no fists anymore, but you'll get the invincibility anyway. I'm looking for a solution.

Weapon descriptions can show up wrong in your PDA. I'm working on that.

If the homing rocket lose its target, there's a small chance that it comes after you. This is not a bug, it's an intentional feature.  


HOW TO INSTALL
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Unpack everything inside the main folder of the game (where Doom3.exe lies). So you'll have a folder called 'mycelo' into it (e.g. C:\Program Files\Doom3\mycelo). Then start the game and choose it from the 'MODS' menu on the main screen. In addition, you can start the game with the '+set fs_game mycelo' parameter (by editing your shortcut).

If you don't want the included skins, delete 'weapon_skins.pk4'.

Reconfigure your key bindings after installing.

Don't install upon any previous version. Delete or rename your old mod folder and backup your old saved games.

Only auto-saved games will work in newer versions, which are always in the beginning of the levels.  


WEBSITE
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Check this out for updates, patches, mirrors, screenshots and more info:
http://www.geocities.com/mycelo/wem  


CONTACTING
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Write to my Gmail account named 'mycelo'.  


THANKS TO
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Martin Woodard, AKA MWoody, for kindly letting me use and modify his awesome Plasma Radar mod.
http://mwoody.com

eXim Works (Awesome Sauce), who let me include some of his creative weapon skins.
eximworks AT gmail.com

Xiovex (Xio's Skin Pack), by permitting me to use his topnotch weapon skins and bump-mapping.
xiorath AT gmail.com  


'DISCLAIMER'
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You can use or modify this mod as you please. I learned and even borrowed a lot of things from several other mods, thus I'm not claiming that everything here is my work, even though it took me quite a few hours to make everything work in harmony. Human knowledge belongs to the humankind.  


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=== USE IT AT YOUR OWN RISK ===

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